Body of tour guide killed in Mae Ai wasp attack retrieved by rescue workers

The body of a tour guide that was killed by wasps in Mae Ai on Oct. 26 has finally been retrieved by rescuers three days after the attack took place.

Mr. Sanchai Phaarun, 58 was with two farang tourists from France on a nature trail in Moo 13 Tha Ton on Saturday when the wasps attacked.

Sadly, Mr. Phaarun was killed by the wasps while one of the tourists was taken to hospital in Chiang Rai. Rescuers were having difficulty removing the body for the location of the attack as the wasps were still present.

Rescue staff from Tha Ton Subdistrict and Mae Ai Municipality visited the scene yesterday afternoon complete with equipment to prevent them from being stung by the wasps. A controlled fire was also lit near the scene in an attempt to create smoke to chase the wasps away from the body.

The retrieval of the body took over one hour to be completed.

Mr. Phaarun’s body was taken to a nearby hospital for an autopsy. The victim is described as having wounds to his face, head and body consistent with being attacked by wasps.

Photo: Tha Ton Rescue/Thairath